For the second straight year, and third time in 11 years, USF is returning to the Birmingham Bowl. This time, to face Texas Tech.
USF capped off an 11-2 season in 2016 with a thrilling 46-39 overtime win over South Carolina at Legion Field. In 2006, USF defeated East Carolina 24-7 in Birmingham at the PapaJohns.com Bowl. Both games drew over 31,000 fans.
Texas Tech, under head coach Kliff Kingsbury, finished this year at 6-6, 3-6 in the Big 12. The Red Raiders are making their first trip to the Birmingham Bowl.
The Bulls would clinch back-to-back double-digit win seasons with a victory over the Red Raiders.
The Birmingham Bowl is set for a week earlier this year, an 11 a.m. local time kickoff on Saturday, December 23rd on ESPN.
You can check out ticket and travel information on the official Birmingham Bowl page here.